Inflammation of vagina, symptoms and treatment of colpitis

How to treat inflammation of vagina- colpitis

Pain, itching and increased vaginal secretion is the most common companion to colpitis (vaginitis), disease which frequently affects female population. About 10 percent of women is affected by it at least once a year, but only half of them are visiting a gynecologist for help.

Colpitis can occur at any age, but is most common in young, sexually active women. Immunity plays a crucial role in the prevention of vaginitis, and the herbs are very effective in the treatment, regardless of the inflammatory mediators. Besides the treatment of vaginal infections, which, depending on the agent, prescribed by the doctor, inflammation of the vagina can be treated by the compositions based on medicinal plants. In this case, the best help is: oak bark, yarrow leaf and nuts.

What is the main cause of colpitis?

The inflammation of the vagina will be developed in the cases of high concentrations of pathogens that are encountered by the weak defence and high pH value of the vagina.

In every other woman there is bacterial vaginitis, in the case of every four women, the most common cause is a fungus Candida. Colpitis is rarely caused by the parasite trichomonas, while in a certain number of women the cause is often not disclosed.
Risk factors for the occurrence of bacterial vaginitis are pregnancy, the presence of intrauterine pads, often showering of the vagina, and the excessive use of different chemicals.

Increased risk of fungal infections of the persons exposed to antibiotic therapy, diabetics, and people infected with HIV, the girls who often change their sexual partners, as well as those with a weakened immune system.

Trichomonal infection is a sexually transmitted diseases, and requires treatment of both partners.
Excessive care with various chemical agents such as soap, bath, shower gels, creams used after waxing, can cause allergic reactions or irritate the tissue of the vulva and vagina.

After the menopause the inflammation can also occur (vaginal atrophy), as a result of reduced estrogen levels.

Vaginitis symptoms that should not be neglected

When it comes to inflammation of the vagina, whether it is caused by bacteria or fungi, it is important to recognize the symptoms on time and promptly go to a gynecologist.

How bacterial vaginitis is manifested 

Bacterial vaginal infection can pass without any symptoms, which occurs in almost every other woman. In others it may occur as a yellowish or grayish vaginal secretion and odour, which is not too thick, and pain in the vagina is almost completely absent.

In the case of bacterial vaginitis, vaginal secretion can be further enhanced after intercourse and childbirth.

Symptoms of fungal infections of the vagina

Fungal infection of the vagina is very common and accounts for about 35 percent of all vaginitis. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis are usually itching of the vulva, redness, swelling and vaginal secretion that has a characteristic white colour, odour, consistency lumps.

The pH of the vagina is required to be base which means that the acidic pH is disrupted, which is naturally present in the vagina. The treatment can be time-consuming and laborious, and the infection often returns after treatment, especially in pregnancy. Therapy may be local, systemic or combined. It is recommended that both partners are treated.

Trichomonas infection symptoms

In normal conditions, eg. an acidic vaginal pH, Trichomonas cannot settle and cause infection. When the pH of the vagina is disrupted, inflammation of the vagina develops.

In the case of infection with trichomonas there is no symptoms at all, which occurs in about 50 percent of infected women. In others there is a very rich, foamy vaginal secret, it is yellow-green and a very unpleasant smell from the vagina, like a rotten apple starts to appear. The treatment should be applied on both partners.

How to detect vaginal infections in the time

The inflammation of the vagina (colpitis) is revealed during gynecological examination and analysis of vaginal secretions. The first and second group of secretions represent normal results. The third group of secretions reveals the existence of a bacterial infection, the fourth gonorrhoea, and the fifth group suggests trichomoniasis, while a sixth group is an indicator of vaginal candidiasis, or thrush.

Prevention of vaginitis

Good prevention includes avoiding the use of soaps, gels, foaming baths, scented pads and tampons. Excessive washing and flushing of the vagina, often waxing of the bikini zone, with the complete removal of pubic hair, as well as the application of various chemical agents after treatment, very much disturbs the pH of the vagina and creates a basis for the development of infection.

Instead of synthetic fabrics, always wear cotton, avoid wearing tight jeans and nylon stockings. After using the toilet you should wipe from front to back, so as not to transfer bacteria and fungi from the gut to the vagina.

The importance of diet in colpitis

If your colpitis is repeated, it is a sign that you need to change the diet, especially if you have a previously diagnosed fungi infection.

Be sure to eliminate from your diet sweets and anything containing sugar, including soda, ketchup, juices, industrial foods, white flour, margarine, meat products, canned foods, etc., to help the inflammation of the vagina caused by a fungal infection not to come back.

Let your diet be based on fresh vegetables and fruits, with the obligatory use of lemon, whole grains - especially millet, legumes, cold filtered oil, honey, and almonds. It is advisable to use the alkaline diet.

How to wash your vagina using teas

In treating haemorrhoidal colpitis, herbalists often recommend various teas. In order for this process to produce the desired results, it is important to be properly implemented.
  • Infusions used for washing of the vagina should be warm, not hot, and the ideal temperature is around 34 degrees. It is best to do it in a bathtub, lying down, with feet up on the edge of the tub. Prepared herbal tea should be poured into a douche, and drawn into the vagina 5-6 cm, and then squeeze out the liquid.

It should not be strongly squeezed as it may cause pain or damage to the walls of the vagina, which can later lead to infections of the vagina.

In the beginning the procedure is conducted twice a day, in the mornings and evenings, and when the improvement happens once a day is enough. Colpitis therapy should last from seven to ten days. During the treatment, eat more fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and avoid the use of sweets.

The best herbal mixtures for washing

For inflammation of the vagina to be completely healed, and to prevent further spread of infection, use the following teas.
  • Mix 40 g of oak bark and 20 g of yarrow, leaves of rosemary and sage leaves. The mixture needs to be cooked about half an hour in three litres of water, cover, and then filter it. Use it to gently rinse the vagina.
  • Mix thyme, oak bark and chamomile flower in a ratio of 3: 5: 5, then put the resulting mix in a litre of boiling water and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Pour 50 g of leaf nuts in a litre of boiling water, cook for 15 minutes, then filter. Use it twice a day.
  • Two tablespoons of grass ruse pour in a litre of boiling water, let it stand for three hours, filter and use to gently wash or as a hot bath.
  • Pour two tablespoons of horsetail with two cups of boiling water, and after three hours, filter and use for irrigation.
  • Pour two and a half tablespoons of chamomile flowers in a litre of boiling water, leave for half an hour. This natural remedy for secretion is best used for rinsing.
  • Mix equal parts of the plantain and chamomile, and two tablespoons of the mixture pour in a litre of boiling water and leave it covered for an hour. After this filter it and use it for washing. Treatment should be applied until the situation improves.

In the case the inflammation of the vagina is common, washing with St. John's wort gives excellent results (two or three tablespoons of St. John's wort need to boil in a litre of water for twenty minutes or St. John's wort pessaries are used.

How to treat inflammation of the vagina naturally

The treatment of bacterial vaginitis, sometimes can be time-consuming and laborious. To speed up the recovery, prepare some of these natural remedies.
  • Mix the two parts of aloe juice and one part of olive oil. Soak a tampon or gauze in this mixture and place it in the vagina overnight.
  • Two tablespoons ruse herb needs to be cooked in half a litre of water about half an hour and filtered immediately. Dip a tampon or gauze and place it in the vagina to for eight hours.
  • Dip a tampon in oil of buckthorn and place it in the vagina every eight hours.

Tincture of walnut stalls

Grind a tablespoon of walnut stalls and pour them with a glass of vodka, shut in a glass bottle and let it stand for a week in a dark place. Drink about 30 drops 3 times a day.

Tincture of cherries

Cook a spoonful of sour cherry fruits over low heat for 20 minutes in 1.5 cup of water. Filter and use 2-3 times a day for half a cup, 30 minutes before eating. It can also be used for washing.

Inflammation of the vagina is successfully treated with garlic, it is a popular natural antimicrobial drug, effective against fungal and bacterial vaginitis. It can be taken in capsule form or to be consumed raw as a natural drug. Some women peal it first, mash it well and put into the vagina by using a tampon.